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Let`s go to the Star theater in Singapore. And while we are there, you might notice LPA design was in charge of the lighting design. Please read for more below:

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The multipurpose complex features a state-of-art 5000 seat auditorium above and a vibrant shopping mall below. The auditorium on the upper level has a bowl skin façade which mysteriously glows in blue through the clear glass cladding. The color keeps shifting slowly between a deep blue and a turquoise blue in 20 second cycles, indicating the active state of the event venue.

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RGB floodlights wash the outer skin of the auditorium while 6km of Ø14mm side glow optical fibers highlight the curves in cool white. The optical fiber was proposed for ease of maintenance in the 5-story high foyer.

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At the rear, indirect linear lighting reinforces the unique profile. The sharp linear lighting in 5000K stands out against the warm 3000K from within the building.

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The 5000 seat auditorium has a strategic composition of the warm lighting at floor levels against the blue / cool lighting in the ceiling.

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Minimum lighting creates a comfortable contrast in the shopping mall. Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority has awarded the ‘Green Mark Gold Award’ for this environmentally sustainable design which the lighting significantly contributed to.

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Lighting is focused on vertical planes and highlights the architectural forms to create a sense of soft brightness without glare.

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The external corridors connecting through the retail and F&B are lit with glare-less downlights with linear spread lens, creating striking linear lighting on the floor that guides people through the building.

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The underside of the auditorium is brightly lit up to provide soft reflected lighting to the floors below.

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The external corridors connecting through the retail and F&B are lit with glare-less downlights with linear spread lens, creating striking linear lighting on the floor that guides people through the building.

Credits:

Location: Singapore
Architect: Aedas
Lighting Design: Lighting Planners Associates
Photo Credit: Lighting Planners Associates, Toshio Kaneko
Landscape: ICN Design International
Owner: Rock Productions Pte Ltd
Project Area: 54,000sqm
Date of Completion: November 2012
Watts per sqm: 7.8 watts/sqm

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